Wasn’t the first experience of your new computer amazing? Probably, it was very fast and efficient. Eventually, the speed might have reduced and now, you find it tiresome to work with your computer. It wouldn’t have been the case, if you would have regularly cleaned the hard drive.
Don’t worry, it’s never too late! You can start now to have a better performing computer than the current system. Before getting started, let me tell you that there are built-in Windows utilities to do instead of using any third party app.
To reach these utilities, you need to click on the ‘Start’ menu→choose ‘All programs’ folder→navigate to ‘Accessories’→select ‘System Tools’.
Once this utility runs, it will take some time to complete the process. After the process is completed, it will display certain items to the users, which are safe to be removed. You can select those items. If you aren’t sure of a particular file, you can choose the file and go through the detailed info and take your decision.
You will have a huge space at the end.
Files are not stored in an organized manner in the hard disk, over time. Upon request of a file, the bits of the file should be collected by the hard disk and then, the file will be retrieved by the user. More unorganized files results in more delay. So, disk defragmenter utility has to be run to keep your files organized in your hard disk, so that the retrieval doesn’t take much time and there is less wear and tear of the hard disk.
Once you locate the disk defragmenter utility in System Tools, you can click on the ‘analyze’ button, so that you know whether defragmenting a particular disk is a good idea or not. Once it is done, you can go ahead with the disk defragmentation.
Now, your hard disk will perform better than before.
Clutter free desktop:
Often it has been noticed that computers boot up a little late, if the desktop has too many icons. A cluttered desktop also contributes towards a slower computer. This is the reason that you should move your files to locations other than the desktop.
If that is not fine with you, then make sure that you put the files in folders instead of leaving the files scattered on the desktop. Clutter free desktop results in better boot up.
These are few simple things that can boost the performance of your computer, without any hassle. Next time, if you find your system performing slower than before, try to troubleshoot the issue instead of contacting a technician and spend a fortune.